We have trouble, folks.
Last week, federal authorities charged a Philadelphia Water Department employee with ordering thousands of extra printer and toner cartridges and selling them to contacts in A... More »
For years now, nobody who wanted to be a Republican in Congress could avoid the cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die no-tax-hike pledge demanded by conservative activist Grover Norquist. Refuse to sign, and... More »
Back in August, I did a piece on how often crooked Pennsylvania legislators get expensive lawyers at taxpayer expense, and how rarely anybody asks for the money back once they're convicted.
Now ... More »
The city Board of Ethics has fined Philadelphia Deputy City Commissioner Tracey Gordon $675 for posts on her personal Facebook page that violated restrictions on political activity for city employees.... More »
There are so many things that are fascinating about the report issued last week on ticket-fixing at Philadelphia Traffic Court that the fact that judges routinely granted special treatment to politici... More »
When Pennsylvania's Congressional boundaries were re-drawn by the Republican-controlled legislature last year, Democrats complained they were gerrymandered to favor the GOP.
And after the electi... More »
A few weeks back I interviewed Eugene Kiely of FactCheck.org, and I asked what happened after his organization exposed a TV ad in the presidential race as being essentially a lie.
Absolutely nothing,... More »
It was a strange post-election day at the Philadelphia City Commission, the elected three-member body that runs elections here.
1. There was plenty of discussion but little clarity about widespread r... More »
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.
As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with More »
On Monday, Mark Desman from Exton, Pennsylvania, brought his son to Independance Mall in Center City, Philadelphia, to see the Liberty Bell.
At the same time, three dancers with the Miller Rothlein had spread out on More »